Three girls wearing school uniform looking at a board full of pictures. Their back is turned towards the camera

POCSO’s child friendly policies good in theory, but practically we need to do better

It's the 9th anniversary of POCSO. It is nearly impossible to keep the victim protected from the accused. The entry and exit to court complexes are usually common. The area where litigants and witnesses wait for their turn is also shared. With 41% of the population under 18, India is often called a “young nation”. … Continue reading POCSO’s child friendly policies good in theory, but practically we need to do better

Golden Justice Scale with Two lawyers and a police on one side and a lady and child on other side. A Judge is standing next to the scale holding a gavel.

India’s justice system hardly cares about what the victim wants, and this must change

Victims are only considered witnesses to a crime: The case is typically between the state and the accused.Image for representation. Two recent incidents have taken centre stage in all discussion this week – rape and murder of an eight-year-old in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir, and the rape of a teenage girl in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh. … Continue reading India’s justice system hardly cares about what the victim wants, and this must change